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UPDATE 1-Hijacked Ethiopian aircraft lands at Geneva airport

Tom Miles
Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

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GENEVA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight landed at Geneva's international airport on Monday, but it was not immediately clear who had seized the plane or if any demands had been made.

Ethiopian Airlines said that its flight ET702, which had been bound for Rome, had been "forced to proceed" to Geneva, adding that all passengers and crew were safe at the airport. It did not say if the flight had been hijacked.

It was not immediately clear if passengers and crew were still on the plane.

A Geneva airport spokesman, Bertrand Staempfli, said a hijacked plane had landed early on Monday morning, without identifying the carrier.

A flight tracking app for mobile devices showed the flight circling over the Swiss city several times before landing.

(Additional reporting by Richard Lough in Nairobi; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Edmund Blair, John Stonestreet)